FRANCESCO IGORY DEIANA: Haptic Render

September 11- October 31, 2015
Opening: Friday, September 11, 7-9PM

CULT | Aimee Friberg Exhibitions is pleased to present Haptic Render, a solo exhibition of new drawings and installation by Francesco Igory Deiana, on view from September 11 through October 31. The gallery will host an opening reception on Friday, September 11 from 7-9pm.

Francesco Igory Deiana’s work explores the translation of form between digital and analog worlds. His highly detailed, labor-intensive drawings and altered found-object sculptures often appear to be three-dimensional renderings from his geometric 2D work. Over the years, Deiana has used ball point pen, spray paint, and photographic prints of screen distortion/feedback to create diptychs that manifest both a hyper contemporary space and reference classical forms.

Deiana’s recent work in graphite translates digital gesture into analog form. Beginning with an exploration of Photoshop brushstrokes, Deiana makes marks in the digital world, zooming in to find rough spots and imperfections. Once he identifies the miscalculated strokes, he explores the negative space of the subject, bringing the trace into the analog realm with graphite and paper.

Current use of the word “haptic”, relating to sensations and sense of touch in relationship to electronics and computers, comes from the Greek verb “haptesthai” - to contact or touch. Simply defined, haptic rendering is the computerized process by which sensory stimuli are offered to the user to convey information about the object, which is contained in physical attributes such as shape and texture. For this work, Deiana identifies aspects of digital touch, the imperfections, and then corrects them in analog form through his own dedicated mark-making. Deiana’s practice simultaneously illustrates the benefit and detriment to creative life embodied by technology.

ABOUT THE ARTIST
Francesco Igory Deiana was born in Milan, Italy and lives and works in San Francisco. Working with a wide assortment of media - ball point pen, spray paint, and photographic prints to name a few - Francesco’s practice is just as likely to manifest as a drawing, a painting, or a sculpture and often confuses the distinction between these forms. Pulling from a variety of found images, Francesco creates an archive in which there is no hierarchy between contemporary events and historical facts. Deiana actively uses landscape, portraiture, and iconography in an effort to conjure the detached and unsettling feeling of our fractured contemporary world. Deiana has exhibited locally, nationally and internationally at venues including d406 (Modena, Italy), Ruttkowski Gallery (Koln, Germany), and Alice Gallery (Brussels, Belgium)..

FRANCESCO IGORY DEIANA - Untitled (Haptic 01), 2015, Graphite on cardstock, 40 x 40 inches
FRANCESCO IGORY DEIANA - FRANCESCO IGORY DEIANA – Untitled (Haptic 02), 2015, Graphite on cardstock, 60 x 40 inches
FRANCESCO IGORY DEIANA - Untitled (Haptic 03), 2015, Graphite on cardstock, 60 x 40 inches
FRANCESCO IGORY DEIANA - Untitled, (Haptic 07) 2015, Graphite on cardstock, 60 x 40 inches
FRANCESCO IGORY DEIANA - Untitled (Haptic 08), 2015, Graphite on cardstock, 60 x 40 inches
FRANCESCO IGORY DEIANA - Untitled (Haptic 05), 2015, Graphite on cardstock, 60 x 40 inches
FRANCESCO IGORY DEIANA - Untitled (Haptic 04), 2015, Graphite on cardstock, 60 x 40 inches
FRANCESCO IGORY DEIANA - Photoshop Brush Stroke, 2015, Graphite on gesso, 10 x 12 feet

Past

RHONDA HOLBERTON: Still Life
January 10 – March 4, 2017

REBEKAH GOLDSTEIN: Release Me
October 21 - December 10, 2016

NO SHOW MUSEUM: Yves Klein, Maria Eichhorn, Daniel Knorr, Etc.
One Night Only: Monday, October 17, 2016

DESIRÉE HOLMAN: Selected Works
September 17 - October 8, 2016

SHE MOONAGE DAYDREAM:
Facundo Argañaraz, Leah Guadagnoli, Desirée Holman, Kara Joslyn, Max Maslansky, Liz Robb, Tamra Seal, Emily Weiner, & Cate White

July 16 - August 20, 2016

PABLO DÁVILA: Ladies & Gentlemen,
We Are Floating In Space

May 13 - July 9, 2016

MASAKO MIKI: Conversations with Fox, Feather, and Ghost
March 4 - April 30, 2016

SUZY POLING: Total Internal Reflection
January 15 - February 27, 2016

DAN GLUIBIZZI: You Don’t Have to be Alone Tonight
November 6 – December 19, 2015

FRANCESCO IGORY DEIANA: Haptic Render
September 11- October 31, 2015

SEXXXITECTURE: Daniel Gerwin, Rebekah Goldstein, Roman Liška, Max Maslansky, May Wilson & Jake Ziemann
July 1 - August 1, 2015

ADAM SORENSEN: In Situ
May 1 - June 27, 2015

KLARA KÄLLSTRÖM & THOBIAS FÄLDT: Village / High Hills
February 27 - April 25, 2015

PRINCE RAMA: How To Live Forever
January 25 – February 21, 2015

JOSEPH DUMBACHER & JOHN DUMBACHER: Divert (Out of Line)
November 7, 2014 – January 16, 2015

REBEKAH GOLDSTEIN: Passenger
September 12 – November 1, 2014

A PATTERN LANGUAGE: Michelle Grabner, Angie Wilson & Lena Wolff
June 20 - July 19, 2014

MICHELLE BLADE: Gathering Into Being
April 25th – June 7th, 2014

MIGUEL ARZABE: /*Reject Algorithms*/
March 7 – April 19, 2014

JACQUELINE KIYOMI GORDON: Drawings
March 7 – April 19, 2014

FRITZ CHESNUT: Purr Valley
& Rhonda Holberton

January 10 - February 22, 2014

UNSEEN: Miya Ando, Miguel Arzabe, Chris Duncan, Klea Mckenna & Dean Smith
November 10 - December 21, 2013

Past Off-Site Exhibitions

LAS COSAS QUE PINTAN / PAINTING IN AN EXPANSIVE FIELD
Works by Miguel Arzabe & Juan Sorrentino

April 9 – May 17, 2015

EBB: Gina Borg and Chris Russell at Loczi Design
December 10, 2014